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October 10 2015

October 10, 2015 – Blueprints for Reinvention

Volume:

45

Issue:

19

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Rebranding

Increasing consolidation and channel blurring have sparked rebranding campaigns across distribution, shining light on the need for company leaders to be strategic in how they execute name changes and repositioning efforts.

This article includes:

  • Reasons for rebranding
  • Retaining legacy vs. starting over
  • Steps for successful rebranding

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  • M&A: Easing the Transition
  • Behind the Deal: Anixter & HD Supply
  • Amazons B2B Move Reduces Threat

Distributors dont need a data scientist to start changing the mindset around analytics.

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  • Prioritizing Big Data
  • Differentiating Through Professional Development
  • Overcoming the Barriers to Analytics

While well-known as a retail office supply store, Staples is increasingly being recognized as a significant competitor in the B2B space across a broad range of product categories, from office supplies to jan-san and breakroom. Chris Correnti, vice president and general manager, Staples Facility Solutions, recently spoke with MDM about the companys reinvention strategy.

This article includes:

  • How Staples' focus has shifted
  • The company's "reinvention strategy"
  • Importance of e-commerce to their strategy

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  • MDM Interview: TTI's Strategic Approach to Global Growth
  • 2015 State of E-Commerce in Distribution, Part 2: Integrate or Stagnate
  • MDM Interview: Creating a Culture of Innovation

Analytics is quickly becoming a necessity for distributors wanting to gain a competitive advantage and stay ahead of the curve, but creating analytics tools that your team can understand and get excited about is still a huge challenge.

This article is a summary of the MDM Webcast: Build an Analytics Culture.

This article includes:

  • Benefits of involving end users in the design of analytics tools
  • C.H. Briggs' success with involving end-users
  • Keys to success with analytics implementation

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  • Prioritizing Big Data
  • Overcoming the Barriers to Analytics
  • Use & Abuse of Customer Profitability Analytics
MA_machinetoolaccessories

The MDM Market Analysis, based on data from MDM Analytics, includes consumption of machine tool accessories by end user in the U.S., plus the top end users by 6-digit NAICS.

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  • CFO Global Business Outlook: Labor Markets Tighten
  • Market Analysis: Bearings Consumption in the United States
  • MDM Pricing Trends Report: Second Quarter 2015
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Rebranding

Increasing consolidation and channel blurring have sparked rebranding campaigns across distribution, shining light on the need for company leaders to be strategic in how they execute name changes and repositioning efforts.

This article includes:

  • Reasons for rebranding
  • Retaining legacy vs. starting over
  • Steps for successful rebranding

Subscribers should log in below to read this article.

Not a subscriber? Subscribe below or learn more. Subscribers also have access to the following related articles:

  • M&A: Easing the Transition
  • Behind the Deal: Anixter & HD Supply
  • Amazons B2B Move Reduces Threat

Distributors dont need a data scientist to start changing the mindset around analytics.

Subscribers should log in below to read this article.

Not a subscriber? Subscribe below or learn more. Subscribers also have access to the following related articles:

  • Prioritizing Big Data
  • Differentiating Through Professional Development
  • Overcoming the Barriers to Analytics

While well-known as a retail office supply store, Staples is increasingly being recognized as a significant competitor in the B2B space across a broad range of product categories, from office supplies to jan-san and breakroom. Chris Correnti, vice president and general manager, Staples Facility Solutions, recently spoke with MDM about the companys reinvention strategy.

This article includes:

  • How Staples' focus has shifted
  • The company's "reinvention strategy"
  • Importance of e-commerce to their strategy

Subscribers should log in below to read this article.

Not a subscriber? Subscribe below or learn more. Subscribers also have access to the following related articles:

  • MDM Interview: TTI's Strategic Approach to Global Growth
  • 2015 State of E-Commerce in Distribution, Part 2: Integrate or Stagnate
  • MDM Interview: Creating a Culture of Innovation

Analytics is quickly becoming a necessity for distributors wanting to gain a competitive advantage and stay ahead of the curve, but creating analytics tools that your team can understand and get excited about is still a huge challenge.

This article is a summary of the MDM Webcast: Build an Analytics Culture.

This article includes:

  • Benefits of involving end users in the design of analytics tools
  • C.H. Briggs' success with involving end-users
  • Keys to success with analytics implementation

Subscribers should log in below to read this article.

Not a subscriber? Subscribe below or learn more. Subscribers also have access to the following related articles:

  • Prioritizing Big Data
  • Overcoming the Barriers to Analytics
  • Use & Abuse of Customer Profitability Analytics
MA_machinetoolaccessories

The MDM Market Analysis, based on data from MDM Analytics, includes consumption of machine tool accessories by end user in the U.S., plus the top end users by 6-digit NAICS.

Subscribers should log in below to read this article.

Not a subscriber? Subscribe below or learn more. Subscribers also have access to the following related articles:

  • CFO Global Business Outlook: Labor Markets Tighten
  • Market Analysis: Bearings Consumption in the United States
  • MDM Pricing Trends Report: Second Quarter 2015